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History of  Virtual Assistant History of Virtual Assistant Presentation Transcript

  • The
    of the
  • by more than a
    few years,
  • by more than a
    few years,
    Virtual
    Assistance
  • by more than a
    few years,
    Virtual
    Assistance
    was predated
    of
  • by more than a
    few years,
    Virtual
    Assistance
    was predated
    of
    Secretarial
    Services
  • it's estimated
    that they began
  • it's estimated
    that they began
    Somewhere
    Between
    the50s
    and70s,
  • it's estimated
    that they began
    Somewhere
    Between
    the50s
    and70s,
    Possibly even
    earlier.
  • Virtual
    Assistance
  • Virtual
    is an
    Assistance
    evolution
    of the
  • Virtual
    is an
    Assistance
    evolution
    of the
    Secretarial
    service
  • it's important to
  • it's important to
    Understand
    that
  • it's important to
    Understand
    that
    they are
    quite different
    Business
    models.
  • Virtual Assistance
  • Virtual Assistance
    is about
  • Virtual Assistance
    is about
    providing
  • Virtual Assistance
    is about
    providing
    ongoing
  • Virtual Assistance
    is about
    providing
    ongoing
    Administrative support
  • There was just…
  • ink
  • This resulted in shorthand.
  • Before..
  • Before..
    the secretarial position was not even open to women.  
  • It was only opened to men
  • It was only opened to men
    writing for professional
    and commercial
    men
  • NOW,
  • NOW,
    Let me
  • NOW,
    Let me
    reveal
  • NOW,
    Let me
    reveal
    how
  • NOW,
    Let me
    reveal
    Virtual
    how
    Assistance
  • NOW,
    Let me
    reveal
    Virtual
    how
    Assistance
    started
  • 1950s
  • 1950s
    Advent of Secretarial Services
  • 1981
  • 1981
    Association of Business Support Services International
    (ABSSI; formerly known as the National
    Association of Secretarial Services)
    is founded.
  • 1996
  • 1996
    Thomas Leonard
    he is credited and coined the term
    "Virtual Assistant"
  • 1997
  • 1997
    Stacy Brice opens AssistU.
    In February, the first ever article on Virtual Assistance appears in
    The Secretary featuring Stacy Brice and Lora Davidek.
  • 1998
  • 1998
    Amy Sarai and Julie Hewitt
    form the Global Association of Virtual Assistants.
    Site owners Sarai and Hewitt also start VA4U.com as a directory of VAs
  • 1999
  • 1999
    Christine Durst & Michael Haaren
    establish Staffcentrix.
    AssistU adds Virtual Assistant certification to its program.
    Durst and Haaren form the International Virtual Assistant Association.
    Jacky Workman forms the International Association of Virtual Assistants.
  • 2000
  • 2000
    Janet Jordan
    opens Virtual Assistance University.
    Fred and Shirley Gandee
    form the International Association of Virtual Office Assistants,
    and A Virtual Solution is established.
    IVAA begins certifying VAs.
  • 2001
  • 2001
    Virtual Assistant Certification
    appears on the scene.
    IVAA separates from StaffCentrix.
  • 2002
  • 2002
    Janice Byer and Elayne Whitfield
    form the Canadian Virtual Assistant Connection.
    Michelle Jamison, Carol Ford and Laura Sandham form Canadian Virtual Assistant Networking.
    Mary-Lou Ashton forms Canada-based Virtual Assistant Training Program.
  • 2003
  • 2003
    Kathy Zengolewicz, Jackie Eastwick and Mary Motz
    form the Delaware Valley Virtual Assistants Association.
    Domain ownership is assumed by Nina Feldman who repoints it to her web site.
    Business support services business owners begin calling themselves Virtual Assistants
  • 2004
  • 2004
    Margaret McKillen
    forms the Association of Virtual Assistants of Ireland
    Caroline Nelson forms the Southeastern Virtual Assistant Group.
  • 2005
  • 2005
    Danielle Keister
    forms Gritty VA, a movement intended to instill standards of excellence
    in the Virtual Assistant community and promote increased awareness of the Virtual Assistant industry in the mainstream marketplace.
  • 2006
  • 2006
    Scottish Virtual Assistants
    changes to Society of Virtual Assistants
    Gritty VA evolves into the Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce, founded by Danielle Keister.
  • 2010
  • 2010
    The Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce
    is renamed the Virtual Assistant Chamber of Commerce.
    The VACOC adopts the term Administrative Consultant better convey the specialized focus and expertise of Virtual Assistants.
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